UIC Nursing honors preceptors

On Wednesday, Apr. 4, the UIC College of Nursing hosted its annual Preceptor Recognition Event to thank dozens of preceptors who make it possible for students to achieve required clinical hours and ultimately graduate from UIC Nursing graduate degree programs.

While dining and networking, the preceptor guests were greeted by Dean Terri E. Weaver, who expressed her gratitude on behalf of the college.

“The contribution you make is a gift, not only to our college and our students, but to the profession of nursing,” said Weaver. “Your commitment to share your time and expertise as teachers and mentors is fundamental to bringing forward the next generation of nurses.”

The group also heard from Michael Carter, DNSc, DNP, FAAN, who delivered a CE-eligible presentation entitled, “The DNP as entry to practice.” As University Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee, Carter is a strong proponent that the nurse practitioner profession should follow in the model of physical therapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy, which years ago made the clinical doctorate the entry-level degree for practice.

The evening wasn’t complete until several individual preceptors were recognized for outstanding contributions to students’ clinical training. They were:

Advanced Generalist Master of Science Program
DONNA J. KING, RN, MBA, NE-BC, FACHE
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
JANINE MORRISSEY, APRN
Loyola University Medical Center

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
TERRY SWEENEY, APRN
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
CATHY ALVAREZ, MS '05, BSN '99, APRN
Pediatric Clinic Ltd.

Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program
PENNY FELDMAN, BSN '83, MS '95, CNM
University of Illinois Hospital

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
AMANDA JANICKI, BSN ’07, APRN, NNP-BC
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
DEBORAH BUMP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Family Nurse Practitioner Program
MARJORIE KOZLOWSKI, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
PCC Community Wellness

Advanced Population Health Program
ANDREA MCGLYNN, APRN and FELIX RODRIGUEZ, LCSW, ACSW
Cook County Health and Hospitals System

Honored in absentia
Health Systems Leadership and Informatics Program
KIMBERLY A. NAGY, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Northwest Community Healthcare

 

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